ibook G4 battery will not charge

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eggnogg, Jan 29, 2010.

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    eggnogg

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    Really, i have an iBook G4 14" 1GHz, and the battery has stopped charging.
    I'm hoping that someone can give me a diagnosis

    The computer runs fine off both Battery power and wall outlet power, but it just cant put them together and charge the battery.

    i downloaded the app coconut battery, and it told me that the computer was running off ac power, that it was plugged in, but the battery was not charging.

    i think it might be either a bad dc inboard or a bad wall power charger/adaptor
    however, i dont want to order either before i have a solid diagnosis.

    thanks,
    eggnogg
     
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    miles01110

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    Have you tried a different battery?
     
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    eggnogg

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    i havent, but i think that the battery works fine, because when i unplug it it just runs normally, draining the battery and everything.
     
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    eggnogg

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    Fixed!!!!!!!

    I finally diagnosed it!

    i dont know why i didnt see it before, but my power cord was only a 45W!!

    since my computers a 14", apple reccomends a 65W power adaptor.

    FML

    the good news: its not a logic board problem, which costs $300 to replace
    the bad news: now i dont get to take apart my computer! awwwww, darn! :rolleyes:
     

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